Archive for March 3rd, 2009

Weight Lost from the Big Butt

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Chubby Hubby is losing weight from his butt.  It’s a good thing, but not what this post is about.

Fudge is also loosing weight in his butt.  This is not a good thing.  The lost weight is muscle - lost from the nerve damage he has sustained to his rear end.  If he doesn’t have the ability to feel the muscles, the nerve synapses don’t fire, and the muscle atrophies.  This is very typical of an EPM horse, but generally not the first symptom seen.